Reality Check

MMIT Reality Check on Kidney Cancer (July 2021)

July 30, 2021

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for kidney cancer treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for kidney cancer treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for kidney cancer treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, about 52% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: In March 2021, the FDA approved Aveo Oncology’s Fotivda (tivozanib) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory advanced renal cell carcinoma who have received at least two prior systemic therapies.

by Matt Breese

MMIT Reality Check on Bipolar Disorder (July 2021)

July 23, 2021

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for bipolar disorder treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for bipolar disorder treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for bipolar disorder treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, about 21% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: In May 2021, the FDA approved Alkermes plc’s Lybalvi (olanzapine and samidorphan) for adults with schizophrenia and for adults with bipolar I disorder, for the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes as monotherapy and as adjunct to lithium or valproate and as a maintenance monotherapy treatment.

by Matt Breese

MMIT Reality Check on Psoriatic Arthritis (July 2021)

July 16, 2021

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for psoriatic arthritis treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for psoriatic arthritis treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for psoriatic arthritis treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, about 70% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: In September 2020, the FDA expanded the use of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson’s Simponi Aria (golimumab) for people at least 2 years of age for the treatment of active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis and expanded the active psoriatic arthritis indication to the same patient population.

by Matt Breese

MMIT Reality Check on Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (July 2021)

July 9, 2021

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, about 42% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: In July 2021, the FDA approved Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc’s Rylaze (asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi (recombinant)-rywn) for use as a component of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia or lymphoblastic lymphoma in pediatric and adult patients 1 month and older who are allergic to E. coli-derived asparaginase products.

by Matt Breese

MMIT Reality Check on Hemophilia A or B With Inhibitors (July 2021)

July 2, 2021

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for hemophilia A or B with inhibitors treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for hemophilia A or B with inhibitors treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for hemophilia A or B with inhibitors treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, about 45% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: In April 2020, the FDA approved Laboratoire Francais du Fractionnement et des Biotechnologies S.A.’s Sevenfact [coagulation factor VIIa (recombinant)-jncw] for the treatment and control of bleeding episodes in people at least 12 years old with hemophilia A or B with inhibitors.

by Matt Breese

MMIT Reality Check on Type 2 Diabetes (SGLT2 and Combo) (Jun 2021)

June 25, 2021

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for type 2 Diabetes (SGLT2 and Combo) treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for type 2 Diabetes (SGLT2 and Combo) treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for type 2 Diabetes (SGLT2 and Combo) treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, about 47% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: In January 2020, the FDA approved Trijardy XR (empagliflozin/linagliptin/metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise. The drug is marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co., and it is the first triple combination product in the indication.

by Matt Breese